Don’t legitimise is an interesting thing really:
Don’t legitimise the far-Right, Swedish PM tells rivals after her shock resignation
If we’re talking about democracy then it’s the people who do the legitimising.
Sweden’s outgoing prime minister urged her rivals not to work with the far-Right as she resigned on Thursday after shock election results triggered efforts to keep the Sweden Democrats out of power.
Magdalena Andersson told the leader of the Moderate party not to offer the Sweden Democrats a chance to govern in a coalition, adding: “You have a special responsibility to ensure that such things are not legitimised.”
If that’s the way the people vote then?
Or are we to have some set of beliefs which simply are not allowable in government? And, well, we probably do actually. “Kill the firstborn” is one that we’d hope folk would strive to keep out. But if there’s that set of beliefs that cannot be countenaced then does it apply only to the right? Or is there a left wing set that also cannot be allowed to be in government? A set which 20% of the population would/will/do vote for which still cannot be allowed in government?
Confiscation of private property? The elimination of the bourgeoisie? What’s the left equivalent, the things that would be voted for but cannot be allowed all the same?